RoHS Testing

Initial Production Check should be placed before production starts. This is the visual inspection of products as available at the beginning of the production process against customer instructions and purchase order specifications. The Initial Production Check is done in combination with the Final Random Inspection and other ongoing production checks. The execution of the purchase order is also monitored closely as part of these multi-stage inspections. The resultant interim reports keep you informed about production progress in relation to the terms of delivery.

RoHS specifies maximum levels for the following six restricted materials:

  • Cadmium (Cd): 100 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): 100 ppm
  • Lead (Pb): 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): 1000 ppm
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): 1000 ppm
  • Hexavalent Chromium (CrVI): 1000 ppm

Non Destructive RoHS screening (RFA method)

The screening provides indications as to whether and where hazardous substances may exist in the product according to RoHS. It is especially suited, for instance, to gaining a quick overview in goods receipt check or preliminaryinspections.

Using our custom tailored portable XRF spectrometer, inspection personnel from our company can simultaneously screen for all five restricted RoHS elements and chlorine (Cl) in a matter of few seconds. Using a Portable XRF, is a non-destructive, in-situ point-and-shoot screening method for PVC, PE, alloys, metals, solders, ceramics and packaging materials.

Chemical Analysis by ICP (Verification method)

RoHS testing is carried out using an initial screening test by XRF, then if high levels of restricted substances are found, further tests may be carried out using ICP, and wet chemistry. The Chemical Analysis department, provides all clients with accurate, precise results that report the total levels of RoHS elements and compounds and their product fully meet RoHS requirements.